Time for fall vegetables! Onions. Potatoes. Leeks. Garlic. Shallots.
Cabbage. Celery. Eggplant. Pepper. A
feast for the vegetarian and all the rest of us! Full of nutrients, these fall
vegetables inspire many of us to get creative and start cooking. Cooking at
home, we all know, is often healthier, more nourishing, and less expensive!
McHenry chiropractic patients are into health. Spengel Chiropractic knows
this and invites us all to eat healthy for our best McHenry life.
What does eating
healthy look like in the fall? Colorful! Just imagine the whites of the
onion mixing with the creams of the potatoes and the greens of celery and
purples of eggplant and cabbage! McHenry meals all need more color
to spice them up. Spengel Chiropractic appreciates hearing how some of our more
adventurous cooking McHenry chiropractic patients make new dishes
with such seasonal favorites that incorporate such nutrient rich foods. What a great way to enhance daily nutrition!
much nutrition is in these types of vegetables? Lots! Polyphenols galore! Onions,
leeks, and garlic are filled with polyphenols - phytonutrients and flavonoids –
which are receiving more and more attention for their role in preventing
degenerative diseases like cancer and cardiovascular issues. Now, don’t
overpeel the onions. Much of their nutrient power is in the outer layers, nutrients
like quercetin (an antioxidant to fight free radical damage), cooper, vitamin
B6, B1, C and folate. (1) Eggplant
delivers B1, copper and fiber as well as B6, niacin, folate and vitamin K. (2) And
cabbage is really high in supplying vitamins K and C and others. (3) These fall
veggies aren’t that demanding. Spengel Chiropractic is sure that they are just fine
being eaten as close to their natural states as possible!
However you choose to enjoy the fall flavors,
do choose to contact Spengel Chiropractic for a McHenry chiropractic
appointment that will complement your healthy lifestyle efforts of
incorporating tasty fall foods into your food plan! It's time for chiropractic care.